Ege Üniversitesi 10. Uluslararası Lisans Sempozyumu

10th International Undergraduate Symposium


Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Izmir, TURKEY

March 19, 20


“Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

            As William Blake utters in his lines, desire has been one of the most inspiring and encouraging source for humanity. It is the driving force that excites the soul. One’s desire may lead them into both heaven and hell. It is such a powerful source that it controls one’s mind and creates puzzles that go beyond the limits of imagination. It has been the source of inventions and revolutions. It killed and gave birth to many ideas throughout history. Therefore it stands at the very core of our lives.

The Departments of English Language and Literature and American Culture and Literature proudly present their 10th International Undergraduate Symposium (IUS) entitled “Desire” in literature and culture. The main goal of IUS is not only to bring together the undergraduate students to provide them a platform where they can submit their works but also to offer an early academic participation via this unique experience. The 10th IUS will mainly focus on the different approaches towards the element of desire in literature, language, history, popular culture and fine arts. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Humankind, Desire and Imagination

Desire for Freedom

Utopias & Dystopias

The Politics of Desire

Myths and Desire

‘The Forbidden’& The Object of Desire

Desire and Fragmentation

Gender and Desire

History, Politics and Desire

Body Politics and Desire

Dreams and Desire


            We sincerely invite you to become a participant of 10th IUS by sending your abstract of 250-300 words until December 31, 2019.


Please e-mail your proposal and a short BIO (50 words) to: egeius2020@gmail.com. Accepted papers will be announced by January 15, 2020. Please note that the language of the conference is English and the presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. The conference will take place at Conference Halls of Faculty of Letters, Ege University.


Contact: egeius2020@gmail.com

Website: https://ius2020.wixsite.com/egeuniversity


ORGANIZERS: Ege University, Department of American Culture and Literature, Department of English Language and Literature